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Please Help Ex Battery Hens

2 Jun

I regularly receive the newsletter from the British Hen Welfare Trust and came across this upsetting article regarding Ex Battery hens in India.

Apparently India is the 3rd largest country for producing eggs but sadly about 70% of these eggs come from caged hens who have less than an A4 size sheet of paper in which to live.  These hens do not have access to dust bathing areas, the freedom to forage and scratch or to feel the sun on their backs.

They do not live the life of a chicken.

If you would like to help these hens find a life they deserve, please visit the page.


“I swear I saw a worm over there Elvie!”


Always first at the gate!!


You can’t beat a communal dust bath!


“This is such a nice holiday place!”


“Lets catch some rays!”


POKAAAAARRR Im sure that cat is watching us!


“Look at me now!!”


“Strike a Pose!”


As you can see, these ex battery hens are full of character and have such a sweet nature!








Elvie – A Sad Farewell

10 Jan

The festive season came and went so fast, bringing with it a bright new year full of hope and excitement. As 2012 said goodbye, I too had to say farewell to my beloved ex battery hen, Elvie. She was the last of my 5 original hens who we rescued back in July 2010 when my story of keeping chickens first began.

She had two and a half happy years with us and passed away at four years old on Sunday 15th December.

We miss her terribly and her little honk honk noises she made to us. But I feel, this little hen is still near us in spirit and with this, she will certainly never be forgotten.


She soon blossomed into a beautiful healthy looking chuck…


“CLUCK CLUCK – See how good I look in the Goofy Gallery!













Good Morning Everyone!

15 Nov

Well what a dreary, foggy morning it is out there! However, there is always something to put a smile on your face! Despite the gloomy weather, all hens were in high spirits and just want to say hello!

“Good Morning!”

“Hello, How are you today?”

“OOh tis a bit foggy today!”

“My babies are all grown up!”

“Still can’t find my doodle!”

“Hello Everyone!”


“Hello there!”

“Hi! I’m Maize Moo!”